Before implementing MobilSentry™, all this company could do was watch high data usage increase its mobility budget month over month. The lack of enforceable usage policy left the enterprise with no way to impose consequences for excessive consumption.
Most users were not acting maliciously; rather, simply did not realize the extent to which their data consumption impacted company cost.
Using MobilSentry™, the organization created greater awareness by sending notifications when users reached pre-determined thresholds. The new and enforceable expectation of prudent usage for audio and video streaming and social media usage changed most employees’ behavior resulting in an immediate reduction in mobility cost.
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The best way to grasp how MobilSentry™ manages mobile data and contributes to business objectives comes from actual use cases. Following is just one of many successful case studies:
An electric and gas utility was struggling to accommodate all the mobile data its users were devouring – the expense was adding up quickly. Its way of dealing with the issue was to talk, one-on-one with people using the most data each month.
Without the ability to see exactly what employees were doing and when, the utility could do little more than ask users to curtail consumption. In the absence of definitive proof, employees were able to say that they were conducting legitimate business and the utility was powerless to prove otherwise.
With MobilSentry in place, administrators now can see specific activity and when and where it is taking place. In one instance, an employee said he was doing business training at home via YouTube; however, with MobilSentry, administrators now could see the staffer was watching premium movie channels. Once the telecom/mobility/IT management department could prove the mobile data consumption was not work-related, the employee’s overall data usage was reduced dramatically.
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We have observed in virtually every MobilSense customer a rising frustration with the inability to control the trend of more and more data usage. The mobile lifestyle of consuming information through short video news clips, rich content on YouTube and even video clips in mobile apps means video streaming is here to stay. The challenge for companies is to increase situational awareness of its corporate data users around how they are using cellular data and empower them to make informed choices. Since mobile data usage is linked to the overall cost, enterprises must be able to translate consumption into dollars and see how it contributes to the top and bottom lines. MobilSentry™ shows organizations where they can save money and lets them tweak data consumption on the fly.
Because actions are logged in MobilSentry™, it is simple with each monthly invoice to identify the before and after differences related to management oversight, notifications, and even stricter category caps and limits. The effects of reducing data usage are quantified in real invoice dollars, not theoretical cost estimates. No solution today can provide this granular view of correlated cost savings like MobilSense.
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